Sherrilyn Kenyon’s start to the Dark Hunter’s series is everything I had hoped for and more!
Thousands of years ago Julian of Macedon was cursed into aSherrilyn Kenyon’s start to the Dark Hunter’s series is everything I had hoped for and more!
Thousands of years ago Julian of Macedon was cursed into a book by a God, only to be released on the night of a full moon by a woman who holds his book while saying his name three times. For a month until the next full moon, Julian is compelled to fulfill the woman’s every sexual need without finding pleasure for himself until one day he is released by a woman who different from all the rest… Grace Alexander may be a sex therapist but she is having a dry spell, if you can still call four years without sex a dry spell. But that is about to change if her best friend and gypsy woman, Selena, has anything to say about it! Stumbling upon an old book in the book store with a sexy naked Roman warrior on the pages Selena convinces Grace to perform the ritual to set him free on the night of Grace’s birthday. Thinking the whole thing is just another one of Selena’s eccentrics Grace goes along with it and when nothing happens she’s not surprised. But after Selena disappointedly returns home Grace has the shock of her life when a gorgeous golden and very naked man appears in her living room. However Grace doesn’t want to have meaningless sex, no matter how tempting Julian is, and she knows that they have no future together because they come from two completely different worlds. But Grace is determined to help Julian escape his curse; will they be able to find the loop hole in time though? And once they do, will Grace and Julian be able to fight their attraction long enough to accomplish the task?
Wow, what can I say about Fantasy Lover besides that I absolutely LOVED it? Full of love and laughter I was glued to the pages the whole time! Julian is just a toe-curling hero, a former general and all-around bad-ass warrior he is strong, determined and down-right sexy. But being trapped as a sex slave for centuries upon centuries has made him emotionally cold and reserved. Your heart will break from all the suffering he has had to endure at the hands of the Gods. Grace though truly shines as his light of hope. Grace is insecure with herself, bookish and not very social, and despite being a sex therapist she is fearful of getting into another sexual relationship after being burned by a past boyfriend. Julian sees the sensuality buried deep within her though and slowly earns her trust enough to bring it out. Their journey in love was sweet and real. Sherrilyn Kenyon definitely knows how to tease and torture readers though leaving you sexual frustrated right along with the characters!
Fantasy Lover was entertaining and well written keeping me intrigued with each page and absorbed with the characters, and with wacky friends and mischievous Gods there were plenty there to keep you occupied. The story moved at a great pace and I really couldn’t have asked for anything more. I’ve heard a few things about inaccuracies in this book but um…its fiction so I am not really worried about that! LoL I feel that the whole point of writing a book is creating your own story, whether that’s putting your very own twist on a Greek myth or making up some weird new species, that’s the author’s prerogative. I love mythology but there are so many different versions of the same myths, how can anyone tell what’s right or wrong unless you were there yourself? That’s my two-cents at least. J
Fantasy Lover was a fantastic read blending Greek Mythology, fantasy and romance together for the perfect escape. I recommend this to all romance readers, an amazing start to a series that I expect great things from! ...more
I have a confession to make. I started the Kate Daniels series for one reason only – Curran. Who was this sexy lion that made my fellow readers squeeI have a confession to make. I started the Kate Daniels series for one reason only – Curran. Who was this sexy lion that made my fellow readers squee and dedicate entire blog posts, GoodRead groups and Twitter chats to? At first, it was very hard for me to get into the story and I blame it on all the hype. Going into the first book I knew that this was an urban fantasy series but because of all the Curran lusting I expected there to be some romance involved with a certain sexy Beast Lord. Also, I had a tough time understanding the world built around Kate Daniels and this new Atlanta until it was furthered developed a few books in. But let’s get to the actual novels...
Magic Bites begins the series and thrusts readers into a post-apocalyptic world of magic vs. technology. We are introduced to Kate Daniels, a magical mercenary. Kate’s guardian has been murdered and she is determined to uncover who or what is behind it. However in doing so, Kate unexpectedly finds herself in the middle of two opposing factions. The Masters of the Dead; which are basically necromancers who control vampires through their mind, vampires being undead bodies that when not being piloting by a Master of the Dead become the thing of nightmares. And Atlanta’s shifter Pack, which is one of the biggest packs in the country and ruled by the Beast Lord. Forced to work side-by-side with the terrifyingly powerful Lord, Curran, Kate uncovers a frightening possibility.
The world-building in Magic Bites left something to be desired, I was pretty confused throughout the novel not knowing how the world became this way and what the rules were. Kate is a fantastic heroine though with balls of steel. Sarcastic and hugely independent she doesn’t let anyone too close to her thanks to her father’s teaching and a deadly secret she carries. Upon Kate’s first meeting with Curran it’s a game of cat and mouse, these two are like oil and vinegar though you know that such intense heat can only lead to one thing…in the future. There are no romantic aspects to Magic Bites though it does lay some ground work and Curran instantly intrigues. Humorous dialoged and plenty of action kept me turning the pages and it was good, but not great.
3.5 Stars The Dream Hunter is Arik & Geary's story. It was good but the characters didn't capture my heart like the rest of the Dark-Hunter cast ha3.5 Stars The Dream Hunter is Arik & Geary's story. It was good but the characters didn't capture my heart like the rest of the Dark-Hunter cast has been able to. Def. one that tugs on your heart strings though! ...more
Devil May Cry is Sin & Kat's story. I really liked this book, both of the main characters are strong and endearing but my favorite part was Ash, IDevil May Cry is Sin & Kat's story. I really liked this book, both of the main characters are strong and endearing but my favorite part was Ash, I just wanted to give him a big squishy hug! We see a very different side of him here and I'm curious to see where that is going to go leading up to his book. ...more
Dragonswan was a fantastic short tale full of magic and romance! My second story from this fabulous author, I am definitely hooked and can’t wait to reDragonswan was a fantastic short tale full of magic and romance! My second story from this fabulous author, I am definitely hooked and can’t wait to read more. Sebastian is a Dragon Slayer who has the ability to move back and forth between times. Traveling to the present, he is planning to steal the legendary Dragon Tapestry, originally crafted by his sister, so that he can ransom it for his brother's life. When entering the museum Sebastian happens upon the intriguing Channon who is a scholar that has spent years studying the tapestry. When Sebastian realizes that Channon is his fated mate he brings her back to his time and introduces her to a world of history she has only dreamed about. But even the past is not safe because if Sebastian's enemies sense Channon as his mate they will stop at nothing to destroy her.
With knights, dragons, a modern day heroine and exciting time travel, Dragonswan makes for a great lunch-time sexscape. ;)...more
One of my favorite books in the series, I was captivated by Valerius' agonized past. He is def. not the evil person that everyone seems to believe heOne of my favorite books in the series, I was captivated by Valerius' agonized past. He is def. not the evil person that everyone seems to believe he is in past books and I couldn't get enough of his journey to love with Tabitha. These two kept me up well into the night turning the pages, my heart beating like crazy for them. Tons of developments for the series in this book with lots of Ash and Nick as well. I can't wait to see where the series goes from here! ...more
Night Embrace was another great addition to the Dark-Hunters series! Was there ever a doubt though? No way, this is DH that we're talking about here p Night Embrace was another great addition to the Dark-Hunters series! Was there ever a doubt though? No way, this is DH that we're talking about here people!
Talon and Sunshine have an instant chemistry that blazes but the roles are a bit reversed here, which when an author switches up the norm in romances is always a nice touch. Sunshine really stole the show in Night Embrace I thought; she was funny, quirky and a free spirit. I loved her attitude and sense of the world. She handled the warrior, Talon, well and they really made a most excellent match. Talon himself was definitely drool-worthy and even though he suffered a big loss I loved his fun attitude. He didn't see Sunshine as a complete ditz either for her forgetfulness and instead treasured her uniqueness.
Night Embrace had plenty of action of course, a fast-paced plot and a nice little twist at the end. I can't wait to see what happens next in the world of the Dark Hunters! ...more